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IAF Women Pilots Parul Bhardwaj and Swati Rathore : Another achievement has been added to the names of women pilots in the Indian Air Force. From flying MiG-21 to commanding Rafale, women officers of the IAF are getting big and important responsibilities. In this episode, now the names of two women pilots have come into the limelight. Both these women pilots will get a chance to fly over the Indo-China border. For the first time, two women pilots will be seen flying Indian Air Force’s brave and accurate Chinook helicopters. These two women officers of the army will do the work of helping Indian soldiers near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) through Chinook helicopters. The two women officers who are being named to play this important role are Squadron Leader Parul Bhardwaj and Swati Rathore. Both have been transferred to CH-47F Chinook units at Chandigarh and Mohanbari in Assam. Let’s know about the female pilots of Air Force Parul Bhardwaj and Swati Rathore
Squadron Leader Parul Bhardwaj
Parul Bhardwaj has many big achievements to his name. In the year 2019, Parul Bhardwaj joined the country’s first all-woman crew after flying a Mi-17 V5 helicopter under an Indian Air Force program. Parul was accompanied by three women officers who had made the helicopter landing in Gujarat. Parul Bhardwaj hails from Mukerian in Punjab and is the first woman pilot to fly a Mi 17 V5.
Squadron Leader Swati Rathore
Indian Air Force woman pilot Swati Rathore participated in the 2021 Republic Day parade. She was the first woman helicopter pilot to participate in the Republic Day parade. Swati hails from Ajmer, Rajasthan. Her father-in-law is retired Subedar Major Shiv Kumar Singh and her in-laws are in Mainpuri. Swati Rathore joined the Air Force in the year 2015. In 2012, he represented India in the International Air Cadet Exchange Program Singapore. At the same time, in the year 2018 Kerala flood relief work was involved in Operation Karuna and airlifted hundreds of people to a safe place by helicopter.